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(22) Businessmen:

(a) Do not create pressure of circumstances to force anyone to buy your goods.
(b) Do not sell adulterated goods.
(c) If you feel it difficult to run business in a given line as a result of not selling adulterated goods, completely stop purchase and sale in that line, and do not forgive adulterators till they are reformed.
(d) Remember, for you the greatest opportunity lies in vaeshyocita sevá.
(e) Specially ensure that the stores of the disaster relief section of the Marga remain full.

(23) Employees of different institutions:

(a) Consider yourselves as servants of the common people.
(b) Do not, on any account, accept or offer a bribe.
(c) If someone, through pressure of circumstances compels you to offer or accept a bribe, do not forgive that person till he/she is reformed.
(d) If, in consideration of the power of your post, anyone offers you a present, that should count as a bribe.

(24) Householders:

(a) If someone offers you something out of regard for you (and not in consideration of the power of your post), you should accept and use it cheerfully, however inexpensive it might be.
(b) You should cooperate fully with all welfare activities, governmental or non-governmental.
(c) Do not offer a bribe to anyone. If someone through pressure of circumstances forces you to offer a bribe, do not forgive that person till he/she is reformed.
(d) Unless the doctor objects, his fair dues must be paid.

(25) Doctors:

(a) The convenience of the patient must be given more consideration than your own.
(b) If the patient dies, do not take any fee for that visit.
(c) If all the children of the dead person are minors, then unpaid fees should be forsaken.
(d), Do not use adulterated medicine. If you feel it difficult to carry on your practice without using such medicine, then purchase and sale of that medicine should be stopped and as long as the nature of the adulterators of that medicine is not reformed, do not forgive them.

(26) Political workers:

(a) Do not be misled by anybody’s tall talk.
(b) Do not have any dealings with a party whose policies are opposed to those of the Marga.
(c) Continue efforts to change the activities of a party whose policies are in agreement with the Marga but whose activities are opposed to it.
(d) Those not established in Yama-Niyama should not get the opportunity to assume leadership.
(e) For the selfish and hypocrites, politics is the best instrument to achieve their selfish ends; hence when dealing in politics proceed very cautiously and with sharp eyes all around.

(27) Electorate:

(a) Do not be misled by anyone’s tall talk. Judge merit by seeing the performance.
(b) Remember, whatever position one is in offers sufficient opportunity to work.
(c) One whose character is not in accordance with Yama-Niyama should not get opportunity for becoming a representative.
(d) Only people established in Yama-Niyama deserve your support; in case of more than one such person, vote for the best worker. Rather than support an incompetent person, it is better not to exercise one’s franchise because to invest an incompetent person with power means to push society towards destruction knowingly and deliberately.

(28) The steps of shásti (corrective punishment):

(a) First attempt to bring the guilty person around through sweet words.
(b) Secondly, adopt a stiff attitude.
(c) Thirdly, tell him or her about the possible punishment for the offence.
(d) Fourthly, take steps for punishment.

(29) Degrees of crime:

(a) Activities harmful to the Marga, [[hypocrisy]], theft and the persecution of women are the greatest crimes. Such criminals should be categorized as mahápátakiis (great sinners) and severe measures should be taken against them from the beginning.

(b) Weapons should not be used against those criminals who are not mahápátakiis and are weaponless. If a criminal is alone, more than one person must not attack him with weapons; and if he asks for forgiveness, whether you forgive him or not, do not hit him. Do not attack from behind. Do not take severe measures against old people and children.

(30) Dharma (spirituality) is for all walks of individual and collective life. Those who think that dharma is a personal system of worship or that dharma is completely a personal affair are wrong, and their mistake: hurts collective progress.

(31) Service and tolerance:

(a) Cooperate with all in the field of social service.
(b) Propagate Ananda Marga ideology without casting aspersions on others out of intolerance.
(c) Try your best to arrange alternative means of livelihood for religious professionals, irrespective of their connection with Ananda Marga, if they face financial difficulties as a result of extensive propagation of Ananda Marga ideology.

(32) No one in Ananda Marga is anyone’s servant. Use terms like “agricultural assistant” or “family assistant” according to the nature of their work. Look after your assistants as your own children and pay attention towards their all-round development. Fix the time for their Iishvara prańidhána and help them to acquire social status. Never be an impediment their progress.

(33) Set an example of manliness by marrying a shelterless woman. Do not under any circumstances allow her to lead a disrespectable life.

(34) The meaning of the Saḿgacchadhvaḿ mantra should be realized in life. Always remain united. Solve all problems, big or small, with unity. Consider misfortune of one as the misfortune of all, an injury to one as an injury to all.

(35) You may participate in all kinds of innocent ceremonies. As, in principle, you do not support the philosophy of those who, in the name of worship of God, indulge in idolatry, do not participate in their ceremonies.

36) If dowry is demanded on behalf of either the bride or the bridegroom at a wedding, you can help out manually as required, and if you feel like it, you can give a present, but you must not take food there.

37) Priityanna: If a person wants to feed you out of genuine intimacy, you should take that food happily, even if it is just grains and vegetables. But if someone invites you only to make a show to people, never accept his/her food. Ápadanna: When life is jeopardized because of the lack of food and water, you need not consider whether the food is prohibited on any grounds or comes from an unworthy person. Shráddhánna: Shráddhánna (food offered at a memorial service) is neither priityanna nor ápadanna, hence it is not to be taken.

38) The habit of making wagers is extremely undesirable. You must avoid lotteries and gambling.

39) Prerequisites for shásti:

a) Before punishing a person you should consider whether you love him/her or not. You do not have the moral right to punish one whom you do not love.
b) Punishment should be meted out to reform and not to cause suffering.
c) The quantum of punishment must not exceed the quantum of love.
d) If some innocent person is pained by any of your actions, then without considering whether he/she is your superior or inferior, you should sincerely seek his/her forgiveness; this will only enhance your prestige.
40) You should try to get advice from everyone, but accept only the best. One whose advice you were unable to accept should not feel internally that he/she is trifling or insignificant to you, to society, or to the organization.

41) Do not judge anyone to be good or bad hastily, nor express your opinion. Even a small mistake in your decision or in your expression may result in collective harm to society.

42) Remember, with every person you have a relationship of love and not of fear; those who love you will certainly give you recognition.

43) Do not hurt an honest person even slightly.

1956, Jamalpur